Day 6 : Bharatpur-Fatehpur Sikri-Agra
Morning drive to Agra stopping en route to visit the ancient city of Fatehpur Sikri.
Fatehpur Sikri - The Red Sandstone City, Emperor Akbar built as his capital and palace in the late 16th century. Also visit the Bulund Darwaza, the largest gateway in the world. Continue your drive to Agra.
Agra - Badal Singh established the city of Taj in 1475 AD. Agra finds mention in the Mahabharat as Agraban. Sikandar Lodi made Agra his capital but Babur defeated the Lodis to capture not only Agra but also laid the foundation of the Mughal Empire. In the mid 16th century and earlier 17th century AD, Agra witnessed a frenzied building activity and it was during this time when the symbol of love Taj Mahal was built.
On arrival at Agra, pick up and transferred to hotel. Later sightseeing of Agra covering Agra Fort and Mausoleum of Itmad-Ud-Ula. Agra Fort, a massive structure with 70 foot high, 1.5-mile long walls encompassing an astounding collection of well preserved buildings, many of them completed during the reign of Emperor Shah Jahan.
Visit to Taj Mahal By Sunset. Taj Mahal- Little needs to be said about this architectural wonder which is always the soul raison-de-etre for every tourist's visit to Agra . Built by Shah Jahan, the Taj is a white marble memorial to his beautiful wife Mumtaz Mahal. This monument took 22 years to be completed and was designed, and planned by Persian architect Ustad Isa. Apart from its stunning design balance and perfect symmetry, the Taj is also noted particularly for its elegant domes, intricately carved screens and some of the best inlay work ever seen.
Afternoon drive to Delhi visiting Sikandra enroute. Overnight at Hotel.